The annual Ripple Rock Gem and Mineral Club’s annual Rock and Gem Show will return June 11-12 at the Timberline gymnasium.

Soon time to rock again

Did you know that Vancouver Island has a wealth of unique rocks?

Did you know that Vancouver Island has a wealth of unique rocks?

Pictured to the left are:

  • Flower stone, a feldspar crystal flower formed in cooling lava, exclusive to our area.
  • Dallasite is a volcanic breccia first identified on Dallas Road in Victoria at Mile 0 of the Trans-Canada Highway.
  • Rhodonite is a bubble gum pink semi-precious gemstone found in Duncan and Saltspring Island to name just a few.

These can all be seen at the Ripple Rock Gem and Mineral Club’s annual Rock and Gem Show June 11-12.  It will showcase lapidary demonstrations, fossil and rock displays, keynote speakers and soapstone carving.

Pat Trask,  palaeontologist and geologist from the Comox Valley will be speaking on the geology of the whole island.

Jennifer Joliffe, geologist from Breakwater, B.C. will discuss the mining of Myra Falls.

These will take place in the lecture room both days and are included in the price of admission.

The hands-on kid’s corner will have a “learn to gold pan” feature as well as “spin and win” and grab bags.

Two new highlights have been added this year.

Bring your favourite rock to the “Ask an Expert” table to identify it and People’s Choice Awards. Vote on stone designs submitted by club members.

Vendors from all over the northwest will be on hand to provide beads, jewelry, books, tools, lapidary supplies and more.

Local artisans, collectors and enthusiasts will have their fascinating creations on display and for sale.

See you at Timberline School gym June 11-12. Admission is  $3.  Kids under 12 Free.

Check out their website

Contact person: Jan Burkholder, show chair  250-923-1740  or email


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